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Palm Sunday, Communion Hymn

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Second Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Son of God, who didst sit upon the foal of an ass . . . ."

Palm Sunday, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Aposticha and Doxa (Glory) at Great Vespers

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice and be happy, O city of Zion . . . ." and "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "From day to day show forth the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Leave-taking, March 26, falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises in Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Praises at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

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